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The NRS River Wing is a great shelter for those sunny (or rainy) days when you're resting from a great day of boating. The new ripstop fabric makes it lighter than ever.
  • The 40-denier ripstop nylon fabric and factory-taped seams will withstand years of exposure to the elements.
  • The huge 190 sq. ft. canopy (17'L x 16' at widest point) will cover your camp tables and still give room for your crew to wait out the storm. Great for those layover days when shade is at a premium.
  • The heavy-duty button-lock, pole sections are made of a high-strength tempered aluminum, with carbon fiber ferrules. You can adjust shelter height up to 10' with four 2-foot sections and four 3-foot sections.
  • The shape of the Wing resists uplift and keeps it pitched in all but the most ferocious winds.
  • The heavy-gauge tie-down cords have adjustable tensioners for taut Wing deployment. They're brightly colored, with woven-in reflective ticking to ensure day and night visibility.
  • Six steel tent stakes and six plastic sand stakes give you a choice of attachment options.
  • Transportation is easy with a nylon carry bag and internal accessory bags. Note to Cat and Raft rowers: oars will fit and work great as poles.
  • Replacement parts are available. Please call for additional information on these items.

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Material: 40-denier ripstop nylon fabric
Dimensions: 17' L x 16' W at widest point, 190 sq. feet
Weight:
  • 11.3 lbs. packed weight in carry bag
  • Fly: 4.3 lbs
  • Poles: 4.1 lbs
  • Two sets of stakes: 1.8 lbs
Stuffed Size: 42" L x 11.5" W x 9" H
Includes:
  • Four 2' and four 3' pole sections
  • Six steel tent stakes
  • Six plastic sand stakes
  • Nylon/cordura carry bag
Features:
  • Poles are high-strength tempered aluminum, with secure button locks in the carbon fiber ferrules

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (18)
  • Easy to set up (18)
  • Lightweight (16)
  • Waterproof (16)
  • Fly works well (9)

Cons

  • Collapses in wind (5)

Best Uses

  • Beach (10)
  • Car camping (10)
  • Backyard (6)
  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (3), Outdoor professional (3)
    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Comfort driven (12), Survivalist / minimalist (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18)

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Great weather protection

We used two river wings on our float trip down the Tatshenshini River. We encountered some very heavy winds and only once did the wind blow down one of our wings. They kept our...Read complete review

We used two river wings on our float trip down the Tatshenshini River. We encountered some very heavy winds and only once did the wind blow down one of our wings. They kept our kitchen dry and gave us a warm, dry place to sit out of the rain or sun.

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Don't buy until they fix the glue on all the pole inserts

right out of the box on day one, a pole insert came out, day two another pole insert came out. Same glue issues as with the kayak paddles. Also for some reason the...Read complete review

right out of the box on day one, a pole insert came out, day two another pole insert came out. Same glue issues as with the kayak paddles. Also for some reason the price doubled on this unit over the summer. I will say that once the glue issue is fix and i am notified, i will more than likely repurchase as it is easy to set up, stayed up in some knarly thunder/rain storms. I just wish it was a bit larger. good for groups of 8 or less. any larger and ya need another rain fly.

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5.0

This wing is a must when we float the river

By Doug

from SPRINGFIELD MO

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Fly Works Well
  • Lightweight
  • Sturdy
  • Waterproof
  • Windproof

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about NRS River Wing:

      We go on multi night float trips on the rivers here in the Ozarks. Protection from the elements is a must.

      Service and delivery comments:

      All good

      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Minimalist
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Does what it claims

      By Paddle on

      from Mn

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fly Works Well
      • Lightweight
      • Sturdy
      • Waterproof
      • Windproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backyard
        • Beach
        • Car Camping

        Comments about NRS River Wing:

        Used on Missouri River canoe trip rode out 25 to thirty mph winds that shredded a typical tarp.

        Service and delivery comments:

        As always nrs had excellent service , I have been a customer for twenty years now and nrs continues to impress me.

        • What Is Your Gear Style:
        • Comfort Driven
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        2.0

        Don't buy until they fix the glue on all the pole inserts

        By Bumbles

        from Kern River, CA

        About Me Professional/Guide

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Fly Works Well
        • Lightweight
        • Sturdy
        • Waterproof
        • Windproof

        Cons

        • needs to be bigger if possible

        Best Uses

        • Beach

        Comments about NRS River Wing:

        right out of the box on day one, a pole insert came out, day two another pole insert came out. Same glue issues as with the kayak paddles. Also for some reason the price doubled on this unit over the summer. I will say that once the glue issue is fix and i am notified, i will more than likely repurchase as it is easy to set up, stayed up in some knarly thunder/rain storms. I just wish it was a bit larger. good for groups of 8 or less. any larger and ya need another rain fly.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Big shade that packs down small

        By Rafter LL

        from Salt Lake City

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight
        • Sturdy
        • Waterproof

        Cons

        • Collapses in Wind

        Best Uses

        • Beach
        • Car Camping
        • Rafting

        Comments about NRS River Wing:

        We have used it for group rafting trips, and it provided critical shade from the blistering sun. Very adaptable configurations for maximizing the shadow.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Prompt delivery, as promised.

        • What Is Your Gear Style:
        • Comfort Driven
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        very expensive

        By columbo

        from elgin, or.

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Fly Works Well
        • Lightweight
        • Sturdy
        • Waterproof

        Cons

        • Collapses in Wind

        Best Uses

        • Car Camping

        Comments about NRS River Wing:

        I like the river wing except for the price and it will fold up in the wind . you have to put some big rocks on the stakes to hold it down .

        Service and delivery comments:

        service was great, shipping was quick .

        • What Is Your Gear Style:
        • Comfort Driven
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        • NRS River Wing

          Q:

          How many people approximately could fit comfortably under this tarp? is there a "center pole" area that could be sewn onto this tarp by NRS?
          Asked on 2/22/2017 by Tayaker from Toronto, Canada

          7 answers

          • A:

            1. How many people will fit?
            a. Are they standing or sitting? The best way to answer your question is to say that a standard picnic table found at camp sites will fit under the wing. So is that 6 big kayakers or 8 little ones?
            2. Center pole?
            a. The way the wing is designed, a center pole is useless. Why would you want one?
            b. Further there is more functional space without the pole.
            3. The wing is simple, robust, efficient. Well designed & easy to set up. Works even in the wind w gusts up to 15 knots (my guess of the windiest days I've used it.) Don't know what the failure point would be, as have not gotten there so far. First got it last year. Wish I would have known about it years ago.
            Sent from my iPad

            Answered on 2/23/2017 by nathan.shishido from undisclosed
          • A:

            Ok so I just bought mine based on my experience with the ones owned by others in my group.
            We have had the kitchen in the middle and 6-8 of us around the edges. We have also had to quickly move
            the kitchen and fit 4 cots under it when the storm hit. Hope this helps! Happy boating!
            Sent from Outlook<http://aka.ms/weboutlook>

            Answered on 2/22/2017 by mooseloaf from undisclosed
          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            In chairs, probably up to 12. There is no provision, or need, for a center pole. Having extra pole sections to lift the sides, or using oars for the ends to free up the included poles poles, makes the space more versatile. I've been using the Wing for years, wouldn't go on a river trip without at least one.

            Answered on 2/22/2017 by Clyde from NRS
          • A:

            4 to 5 people and there is no center pole
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            Answered on 2/22/2017 by ckdbordercollies from undisclosed
          • A:

            Probably 15 or 20 people could fit under it standing shoulder to shoulder to shoulder. Maybe 8 or 10 sitting in chairs. There is no center pole area. I do not know what NRS’ sewing capabilities (if any) are.
            Overall, I am very happy with the product, although it is a bit spendy.
            Frank Lilly
            President
            Colorado Copies Inc.
            Western Slope Copies Inc.
            dba COPY COPY

            Answered on 2/22/2017 by copyfrank from undisclosed
          • A:

            Had eight adults in chairs under it.  No need for a center pole. However, will need the extra poles around the edge. You can get the poles nrs offers or tarp poles from other sources.  The provided poles are very nice well designed. This wing is the real deal. Rode out 25 mph winds that destroyed a tarp right beside it. Well designed good details. If you are going to hold it in 25 mph winds you will need heavier stakes.
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            Answered on 2/22/2017 by traviskonda from undisclosed
          • A:

            I have used it for a group of 6 very comfortably plus coverage of the kitchen. For 16 to sit it might be cozy.
            Depending on the site and attachment points, a center pole is optional. I have a low threshold for using oars particularly in the center. If the intended use is sun shade then no need. *Burning Man tested*. If it is deluging rain then a center oar is a smart measure.
            This tarp is pricey but very well made and well designed. Worth the investment. Better to bring 2 tarps than think you can get a circus tent that will cover 16 people and leave an area for dancing.
            Tim Perez

            Answered on 2/22/2017 by t.w.perez from undisclosed
        • NRS River Wing

          Q:

          Where can I get the tape for the "Factory taped seams" on my older NRS wing.
          Asked on 7/9/2016 by none from Donnelly, ID

          1 answer

        • NRS River Wing

          Q:

          My NRS River Wing seems to have absorbed a good deal of smoke smell. I've hung it outside to air, but...still smokey. Can you recomend how to treat/clean, et...It's no bother when camping, but problem when storing inside home...Thx...Comments Appreciated...
          Asked on 9/8/2015 by Bill from Portland, Oregon, USA

          2 answers

          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            Hi I would try soaking it in a tub with mild soap and vinegar. Just plain white vinegar will work and that should take away any odors. Then just rinse it with water.

            Answered on 9/9/2015 by Anonymous
          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            So much smoke this year, Bill! We have two products that should take care of that smell. MiraZyme, Item # 33509.01 and Sink The Stink, # 33550.01, have ingredients that neutralize odors. With both you soak the item and hang to air dry. Cheers.

            Answered on 9/8/2015 by Clyde from NRS
        • NRS River Wing

          Q:

          Does is come with loops or rings to slip over oar handles so that oars can be used instead of the poles?
          Asked on 6/16/2015 by BRIAN from United States

          4 answers

          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            Brian
            There are loops at each guy-point that would allow the use of oars - but I'd
            recommend against it. The poles furnished with the River Wing are not only
            of superior quality, but they are very light, the sections are well designed
            so you could customize a section and add extra length to a pole, and they
            easily adjust in height - a crucial feature when wind and rain come to play.
            Using oars for poles forces you to a fixed height which may not work for a
            particular camp site - they're heavy and add stress to the wing - add to
            boat rigging time - and are a pain to lug back and forth.
            Another reviewer mentioned that they wish there were extra poles available -
            I concur. I purchased four additional nesting, adjustable aluminum poles
            that I use to raise the side wings - it significantly increases the
            available space under the wing and adds negligible weight (and fit inside
            the bag). The River Wing is worth every penny - even just plain camping, it
            goes everywhere with us. Darryl
            DWH Line-1
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            Answered on 6/16/2015 by Darryl from Salt Lake City, UT
          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Yes, Brian, the two peak ends have loops that can accommodate oar handles. Then the poles work great to raise a side of the Wing.

            Answered on 6/16/2015 by Clyde from NRS
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            Yes, is does have loops made of webbing, a diet coke can will fit thru not sure about the end of an oar. See pic.

            Answered on 6/16/2015 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            Yes it does and it has been one of our favorite gear purchases! Very sturdy and an awesome product.

            Answered on 6/16/2015 by Anonymous
        • NRS River Wing

          Q:

          How much does the wing weigh?
          and what is the weight of the hardware, i.e. poles pegs etc?
          thank you
          Peter Gordon
          Asked on 8/12/2013 by Wizz from Timberline Tours, Eagle, Colorado

          6 answers

          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            Don't know details, but the real answer is "the whole thing is quite light and works great. Love it."
            Regards
            Don

            Answered on 8/12/2013 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            Wing and tie ropes weigh very little (a couple pounds). Hardware is more
            than half the weight and 3/4 of the space. In fly-in situations in AK
            (where weight and space are a premium) I have used boat oars as poles and
            tied off to bushes and rocks.

            Answered on 8/12/2013 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            According to the NRS web site, the whole thing weighs 11.3 pounds. Sounds about right to me.
            http://www.nrs.com/product/2772/nrs-river-wing
            Don Bishop

            Answered on 8/12/2013 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            have not weighed the wing it is pretty light 4 to 6 lbs just my guess poles
            are very light as are the stakes

            Answered on 8/12/2013 by Anonymous
          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Peter, the fly weighs 4.3 lbs, the poles 4.1, the two sets of pegs 1.8. In the carry bag the whole unit weighs 11.3 lbs.

            Answered on 8/14/2013 by Clyde from NRS
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            11.3 lbs. packed weight plus the carry bag, Fly weight: 4.3 lbs,Poles weight: 4.1 lbs, Two sets of stakes weight: 1.8 lbs.
            I usually use my oars and leave the poles and carry bag at home and just stuff the tarp in a dry bag, doesn’t take ups much room in a raft.. I have been enormously impressed with this tarp, does just what it says it will. very tough. its NOT a light weight backpacking tarp by any means, but that’s not what it was designed for :) Also, be prepared for all of your friends asking to borrow it when they go to music festivals, etc……..

            Answered on 3/30/2014 by Dolomite from Roanoke, Virginia
        • NRS River Wing

          Q:

          What are the exact dimensions and shape of the River Wing?
          Asked on 5/28/2013 by Gary

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Gary, the Wing is 17' long, from support pole to support pole, and 16' wide. There's 190 square feet of fabric in it. Take a look at the Larger Images & More Views link for views of the shape.

            Answered on 5/29/2013 by Clyde from NRS
        • NRS River Wing

          Q:

          What poles come with this product?
          Asked on 4/20/2013 by Patty from Haines, AK

          6 answers

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            The heavy-duty button-lock, pole sections are made of a high-strength tempered aluminum, with carbon fiber ferrules. You can adjust shelter height up to 10' with four 2-foot sections and four 3-foot sections.

            Answered on 4/20/2013 by Clyde from NRS
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            The river wing I bought came with two, four piece poles. I can make them taller or shorter as needed. I've found the poles to be pretty sturdy and they have held up in some ferocious winds.
            Don Bishop

            Answered on 4/20/2013 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            Patty,
            I have owned this product for many years, and have used it extensively. It is a great product.
            This product comes with two poles. The poles are made of a mix of carbon fiber and aluminum. Each pole has 4 sections: two 2 foot sections and two 3 foot sections, so each pole can extend a total of 10 feet. The pole height can be adjusted from 6 feet to 10 feet, if desired. The poles are strong and durable and should provide many years of use. However, I prefer to use my rafting oars in place of the poles, because the oars are taller. Hope this helps. Cheers.

            Answered on 4/20/2013 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            The poles that came with mine are OK. Each pole has 4 sections, two three-
            foot and two two-foot sections. All together the poles are 10' long. By
            removing one or two of the short sections, you can make them 8' or 6' tall.
            They are aluminum with maybe carbon-fiber ferrules. The quality is
            "average". They do the job.

            Answered on 4/20/2013 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            The wing comes with sectional poles that snap together. I think the total
            length for each of the two is about twelve feet. Stakes are provided. I
            really like this shelter. It served us well for sun and storm in the Grand
            Canyon.

            Answered on 4/20/2013 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            4 2 foot sections and 4 3 foot sections.
            They are tempered aluminum with button locks.
            I bought another set of poles to create a larger area for kitchen when camping.
            Barb
            Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Smartphone

            Answered on 4/29/2013 by Anonymous
        • NRS River Wing

          Q:

          Is there a way to patch my river wing? Guessing I'll cut up an old tent and seam seal it to the wing.
          Asked on 3/28/2013 by Cosmo from Bend, OR.

          3 answers

          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            You can do that. There are also patch kits available that are self adhesive, but I always go over them with seam seal anyway.
            Sent from my iPad

            Answered on 3/29/2013 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            try using a product called Seam Grip to glue the patch to the wing.

            Answered on 3/29/2013 by Anonymous
          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Seam Grip should work fine as an adhesive. If you don't have a suitable patch material, give us a call, 800.635.5202; I'm sure we can find a scrap that will work.

            Answered on 3/29/2013 by Clyde from NRS
        • NRS River Wing

          Q:

          I want to know just the tarp's weight, not counting poles, stakes etc?
          Asked on 9/3/2012 by Karl B from Chickaloon, Alaska

          4 answers

          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            I weighted it on a bathroom scale so not terribly accurate but I get 4 pounds.

            Answered on 9/4/2012 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            I weighed mine after I saw the question. It weighed right at 5 lbs with the tie down cords still attached and rolled up with the 2 small webbing straps holding it.
            Pretty light weight for as strong as they are!

            Answered on 9/4/2012 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            I just weighed my parawing by itself and got 4lbs 4ozs. I really like this
            product. Properly guyed down it can take a pretty good wind and protect a
            bunch of people from sun or rain.

            Answered on 9/4/2012 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            The River Wing's material with the tiedowns attached is approx. 4.5 lbs
            total, I have used on rafting trips and camping, it is easy to set up, I
            have added two extra poles when camping, but the total weight with extra
            sand stakes is still under 15 lbs. It is small and compact on river
            trips, as with a group we can just use the oars for poles.
            Hope this helps,
            Mike
            Grants Pass, Oregon

            Answered on 9/4/2012 by Mac from Oregon
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